Taylor Swift faces copyright lawsuit for 'Shake It Off'
Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift has refuted a new lawsuit claiming that the lyrics for her 2014 single 'Shake It Off' are unoriginal.
Sean Hall and Nathan Butler reportedly sued Swift for copying their 2001 song 'Playas Gon' Play' which was recorded by 3LW, according to TMZ.
"This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab. The law is simple and clear. They do not have a case," Swift's representative said in a statement to People magazine. The lyrics to their song include, "Playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate." "Shake It Off" written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback include lyrics such as, "Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." This is not the first time Swift has been sued over her "Shake It Off" lyrics.
In November 2015, a California judge dismissed a lawsuit against the singer that stated she stole the lyrics "haters gonna hate" from R&B singer Jesse Graham, who filed a USD 42 million lawsuit against Swift.